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Kaseya helps grow Miami’s tech workforce

Kaseya is one of the hottest tech companies to work for right now. Based in the exciting city of Miami, which is experiencing a technological renaissance, the company is committed to helping employees – known as Kaseyans – advance in their career paths. Through programs like Grow Your Own, they receive training, mentoring, and leadership development to advance within the organization.

Additionally, Kaseya has partnered with various universities in her hometown to create a labor pool and ensure graduates enter the job market with the skills needed to succeed on the job. Most recently, Kaseya participated in Florida International University’s Senior Capstone at the College of Engineering & Computing. Members of Kaseya’s leadership team mentored four teams, assigning them four real-world challenges to see how they would go about solving them, and even getting the chance to see their ideas implemented across the business. .

“Senior Capstone has mutual benefits for industry and academia. At Kaseya, we cherish the opportunity to work with students to help us prepare them for success by addressing real industry challenges. By working with Kaseya, students gain valuable insight into the inner workings of a large tech company and are able to put what they learn in the classroom into practice,” said Mike East, VP of Research. and development of Kaseya. “For us as a company, it’s important to nurture the next generation in technology, especially here in Miami. As part of Kaseya’s Grow Your Own program, we are focused on creating and retaining engineering talent here in Miami’s growing tech sector.”

Here is an overview of the projects:

Modeling churn detection

The goal of this project was to develop a statistical model that would predict whether a customer would renew a product subscription, officially known as customer churn. “Students were eager to apply their classroom learning to real-world challenges. I think there were a few surprises along the way about which aspects of the process presented the greatest challenge – it gave them a good idea of ​​the real issues facing teams in this area,” said Lina Sokol. , Director of Business Strategy and Operations at Kaseya. .

“I had a great experience working on the churn detection modeling project. In the end, we had a usable prediction model that we were proud of, and we laid the foundation for potential future improvements to the prediction model,” said team member Jose Iturria, who obtained this spring a BS in Computer Science. “I would also like to thank Kaseya for sponsoring this project. Our Product Owner, Lina Sokol, was responsive, alert, and clear in the project requirements. She was a great mentor and product owner for this project, and we certainly owe her for pushing us to keep learning and focusing on elegant solutions. »

Automated Threat Modeling

This effort focused on creating a mechanism to automatically detect the global attack surface for a given environment. Project leader Win Pham, Kaseya’s vice president of development, explained that the students were tasked with creating an automated system to identify the attack surface with limited input into the form or a URL, domain, or IP address range. The project involved researching various methodologies and required students to put themselves in the mindset of an attacker. They explored various network tools and created a web interface to launch them and display the results.

“Students were able to identify potential techniques and tools that could be matured into a service offering that could enhance Kaseya’s comprehensive IT security suite,” Pham added.

Ransomware Anomaly Detection

This project focused on detecting abnormal behavior on a local system using machine learning with ransomware. The students received two topics around ransomware detection. The concept selected was to analyze log data using machine learning to determine if ransomware is present or staged on a Microsoft Windows device.

“The students were eager to apply their technical skills to the project and excelled in defining the scope of the project according to the schedule,” said Carl Banzhof, vice president of engineering at Kaseya and co-founder of RocketCyber, a Kaseya’s company and a managed security operations center (SOC platform).

The team’s final project was Call Home Network Interruption where they built and connected a Raspberry Pi – a personal computer built into a compact keyboard – to a network so that if outbound connectivity was lost, it would send alerts through a GSM network to proactively alert its owner that the network was down.

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